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Positano, Italy

School Trips For Culture

A cultural trip with Discover the World Education will immerse students in the arts, music, food, architecture and history of their chosen destination. They will see what impact the landscape has on the way people live and the local traditions that have been refined over hundreds of years.

In every itinerary we encourage groups to take time to explore the local heritage of their destination. For those groups wanting a more immersive experience in local culture we can tailor-make an itinerary full of cultural pursuits.

Did you know, we visit many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in our itineraries including; Vatican City, the Great Wall of China, Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, Tongariro National Park in New Zealand, Bryggen in Norway and more.

Top 10 Cultural Activities

  1. Step back in time in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy
  2. Learn the folklore of elves and history of Vikings in Iceland
  3. Enjoy the Maori Cultural Experience, New Zealand
  4. Cozido lunch in Furnas, Azores
  5. Visit the Terracotta Warriors archaeological site in Xi’an, China
  6. Get to know the traditional ways of living around the Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
  7. Flavours of Italian food across Italy
  8. Explore the vibrant markets of Marrakech, Morocco
  9. Contrast the traditional and modern at The Bund in Shanghai, China
  10. Walk the old medieval city of Bergen, Norway

There are so many more cultural experiences available for your school to enjoy. To get you inspired we’ve created a sample itinerary below with one of our favourite destinations, Italy.

Rome and Bay of Naples

Day 1

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Historical City Of Rome

Enjoy a guided tour of some of Rome’s ancient highlights.

You’ll stop at the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia and Palatine Hill.

In the evening you can explore some of the city’s famous landmarks including the beautiful Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the lively Piazza Navona.


Day 2

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Vatican City And Italian Cooking

Enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican City including a visit to St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world, and the famous Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece frescos and ceiling, as well as the Vatican Museums.

On your way to Naples you will stop at the Abbey of Montecassino, the historic 1500 year old monastery built on a stunning mountain side.

Learn how to make Italian classic dishes at this Sorrentine experience. Typical dishes include ravioli, parmigiana con melenzana and tiramisu.

Day 3

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Impact Of Volcanoes

Head above the clouds where Alpine guides will show you the main crater of Mount Vesuvius. They will explain the volcano’s geography and its relationship with the surrounding area.

Explore the ruins of Pompeii buried and preserved by the volcano in 79 AD. You’ll see what life was like in this time and the most dramatic effects of such a large volcanic eruption.

After a busy day students will be entertained in the evening with the Tarantella Show – a musical which reconstructs Italy’s cultural roots through song and dance.

Day 4

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Scenic Coastline and Ice Cream Making

Enjoy a full day guided tour of the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Amalfi Coast. Heading westwards, you’ll enjoy the sights from a scenic stop above the picturesque Positano before taking a couple of hours to explore the historic centre of Amalfi, the main town on the coastline.

In the evening you will return to Naples to attend an ice cream making class.

Day 5

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Over And Underground Naples

Start your day with a tour of the city. Visit the National Archaeological Museum of Naples which houses one of the world’s best collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, including sculptures, gems, silver, glass and mosaics, many of which were excavated from the nearby ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Now that you are familiar with the streets of Naples, there is another side to explore… underground.

Below the street and piazzas of Naples lies a vast labyrinth of underground tunnels and chambers, dating back to 2,500 years ago. Your guide will show you Greek temples, Roman theatres and markets, ancient aqueducts and even WWII air-raid shelters.

Then it will be time to wave goodbye to Naples and head home after an incredible few days.

Would your students enjoy this trip? Maybe you’d want to include a vineyard tour or a visit to a local farm? There are so many options available! Our team will work with you to create the ideal itinerary for your group’s needs.

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